There are two different meanings for time blocking that I am aware of.

  1. Thinking about how much time a task will take and slotting that into available time on your daily or weekly schedule to figure out what will fit and what you will prioritize.
  2. Blocking time on your schedule for doing a specific type of work or a specific task so that others don’t attempt to schedule over your Most productive time of the day.

I think both are important and we should be discussing both, but I now no longer know which one people are referring to when we use the term.

Is there another term we should be using talking about holding time on your calendar to fulfill your role (Defending your schedule)?